Funding to Address Air Pollution: Clean Air Act Grants

What does this funding get me?

The $25 million in Clean Air Act grants will supplement annual funding for air pollution control agencies in support of activities under Clean Air Act Section 103. 

The funds will support efforts by air pollution control agencies and other organizations to partner with EPA to deliver cleaner air through programs that address air quality, transportation, indoor air, and climate change. Other activities may include planning and preparation for implementing other Inflation Reduction Act provisions.

Am I eligible?

Eligible entities include state, local, Tribal, and territorial air pollution control agencies. Eligibility will be limited to air agencies currently receiving CAA Section 105 grants. 

How can I access the money?

The EPA regional offices should have reached out to eligible entities about how to apply via grants.gov.

What is the timeline?

EPA has changed the deadline due to the original date being on a Saturday. EPA encourages eligible state, local, Tribal, and territorial air agencies to submit grant applications as soon as possible and no later than April 17, 2023.

What other incentives could I use to help me accomplish my goals?

You can review open announcements for Air Grants and Funding here, including information on the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program for both the general competition and for Tribes and Territories.

Where can I get more information?

  • Tools and resources can be found here
  • If you have further questions, please contact your regional point of contact listed here
  • You may be able to get technical assistance with this program from the EPA’s Region 4 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (EJ TCTAC), also called Resource for Assistance and Community Training in Region 4 on Environmental Justice (REACT4EJ), which provides technical assistance to residents, community organizations, and Federally recognized tribal nations in Region 4 states including North and South Carolina. REACT4EJ can assist in developing capabilities and identifying resources for understanding or resolving EJ circumstances. Visit REACT4EJ.org to learn more and connect with their team.
  • As you look at current federal funding opportunities and those anticipated in 2024, SSDN’s Local Infrastructure Hub (LIH) program has resources that may be able to help!  The LIH program supports local governments and community-based organizations that are working on cross-cutting projects at the intersection of addressing climate impacts and promoting racial wealth equity.  Learn more on the LIH website or through this one-pager.  The application for LIH support is a light lift and is linked HERE! Reach out to Nick Deffley if you have questions about eligibility or need guidance.
  • For specific questions about this program or for more assistance, contact Jessica Finkel at info@energyfundsforall.org